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Monday, 13 January 2014 11:04

Western wins moot at Law Games

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2014_January_Law-Games1.jpgLaw students from around the country started off 2014 by descending on Montreal’s McGill University to take each other on in what has become an annual competition.
Monday, 06 January 2014 08:00

The pros and cons of shared articles

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Articling student Sarah McGrath-White is quite busy these days. She recently started her criminal and family law rotation at Nova Scotia Legal Aid; prior to that she was working on civil litigation files at Crowe Dillon Robinson in Halifax; and in the summer she was helping immigrants at the Halifax Refugee Clinic.

Monday, 06 January 2014 08:00

Developing a personal brand during articles

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The purpose of articling is primarily to provide law students with 10 months of legal training before becoming licensed lawyers. Understandably, the focus is often on developing the skills required to draft documents, research points of law, or prepare a closing agenda.

Monday, 30 December 2013 09:16

Toronto law professor wins on Jeopardy!

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U of T’s Anthrony Niblett was thrilled to meet Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.
U of T’s Anthrony Niblett was thrilled to meet Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.
University of Toronto law students can now say they are taught by a Jeopardy! champion. Professor Anthony Niblett’s Christmas Day appearance on Jeopardy! saw him outsmart his competitors when he pulled into first place after answering the “final jeopardy” clue correctly. Final jeopardy is the game show’s last round.
Monday, 30 December 2013 08:00

Exam season in 3L

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_2013rebecca_lockwood_new.jpgDecember is a strange month for students. While working folk are revving up for the holidays, attending parties, and shopping for gifts, those of us in school are hibernating in libraries with exam materials. We are loathing the Christmas carols on full blast in every café and shop. I’ve heard classmates (and myself) say, “People are just so . . . happy.” At this time of year, I personally feel more like the Grinch than one of Santa’s little helpers.

The Family Law Project gives law students early exposure to much of the complex paperwork in family law. (Photo: Shutterstock)
The Family Law Project gives law students early exposure to much of the complex paperwork in family law. (Photo: Shutterstock)
A $150,000 donation is bringing Pro Bono Students Canada one step closer to a fundraising goal that will allow the organization to preserve — and eventually expand — its Family Law Project.
Monday, 16 December 2013 08:00

Two bars, one summer

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_yuki-shirato.jpgAfter graduating from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law this past summer, I wrote two sets of bar exams — Ontario and New York — as did about a dozen other Canadian JD graduates.
Monday, 09 December 2013 08:00

Studying abroad? Plan ahead.

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b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_December_Shawn-Lestage.jpgI graduated in July with an LLB from the University of Sussex in Brighton, England. Many of my classmates were also Canadian and have since embarked on impressive paths ranging from the International Criminal Court in Holland to LLM studies at the University of Toronto.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_2013_December_ultra-vires-screenshot.jpgNoting “the good times are not coming back,” Ultra Vires, the law student newspaper at the University of Toronto, reports the number of law students recruited by firms on Bay Street continues to decline.
b_150_0_16777215_00___images_stories_01-4STUDENTS_Standard_photos_Kyle-Nayman.jpgCanada’s justice system is among the best in the world. Indeed, many people would trade their judicial systems for Canada’s in a heartbeat. That said, our system is imperfect.
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